Both the Angels and Mariners are hot as they begin an AL West rivalry series Monday night in Seattle. How are we playing the opener with our free MLB picks? MLB Betting Notes and Free MLB Picks: Angels at Mariners.
Opener of a three-game series … early action on Monday’s MLB betting odds dropped this line about a nickel … Los Angeles leads the season series two games to one, with overs going 2-1 … the Angels just took two of three games at Minnesota over the weekend, missing the sweep by losing Sunday 7-5 … that loss snapped a six-game winning streak for LA … the Angels are also 9-2 on unders their last 11 games … Seattle just took three of four games in Tampa over the weekend, winning Sunday 5-4 …so the Mariners are 8-2 over their last 10 games and 17-5 over their last 22 …Seattle is also 5-1 on overs its last six times out, in large part because of some low totals.
At 41-24 the Mariners are tied for the lead in the AL West with Houston, 4.5 games ahead of the 37-29 Angels.
Lefty LeBlanc (1-0, 2.94) is 2/7 on quality starts this season, but part of that derives from a short leash … last Wednesday he gave up three runs in just four innings against the Astros, but over his six starts before that he allowed just six runs through 31 1/3 innings … Seattle is 5-2 with LeBlanc this year, with unders going 6-1 … this will be LeBlanc’s first-ever start against the Angels, which could give him an advantage, at least for the first couple of times through the lineup … fellow southpaw Heaney (3-4, 3.12) is 6/10 on QS and all those came in his last seven outings … last Tuesday he tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout against Kansas City, which was a very nice bounce-back effort after giving up five runs in five innings at Detroit just before that … LA is only 4-6 with Heaney this season, but that’s not all been his fault … unders are 7-2 with Heaney … in one start last year against the Mariners Heaney gave up two runs in less than three innings of a game the Angels eventually lost 8-1.
Los Angeles ranks 27th in the Majors this year against left-handed pitching with a .226 team batting average, 22nd with a .310 team OBP and 21st with a .384 team slugging percentage… Seattle ranks 5th against lefties in BA at .264, 9th in OBP at .333 and 10th in slugging at .423 … the Angels bullpen ranks 11th in ERA at 3.63 and 19th in WHIP at 1.39… the Mariners pen ranks 10th in ERA at 3.62 and 8th in WHIP at 1.21.
Seattle is 13-9 this year against left-handed starters … Los Angeles is 6-9 vs. LH starters … Heaney’s coming off a super outing, but sometimes that’s the best time to fade a pitcher .. that outing is also probably having an affect on the line on this game.
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MLB Betting Notes and Free MLB Picks: Angels at Mariners